Over many decades, Microsoft has established itself as the productivity leader. Can you imagine doing your job without their software?
So it’s no surprise that the tech giant recently conducted a major new survey into workplace productivity – and some of the results may surprise you.
Researchers polled 20,000 business workers from 11 different countries.
They discovered that the majority of managers believe their employees are less productive when they work from home.
In fact, four out of five employers believe their employees get less done when they work remotely.
On the other hand, 87% of employees reported being MORE productive when working from home.
How is there such a big disconnect?
Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, blames “productivity paranoia.” That means there is a disconnect between what employers expect from their employees and how employees feel.
Some bosses may wish to return to the way we worked prior to 2020… but their employees prefer the flexibility of today’s hybrid working.
There’s a lot to gain from less commuting and a better work/life balance.
We believe that managers should communicate more effectively with their employees.
Yes, it is about setting clear expectations and providing feedback if they believe people are not performing adequately.
But it’s also critical to ensure that your team has the right tools and technology to get things done, no matter where they work.
Are their devices appropriate for the job? Do they have the necessary applications to effectively communicate and collaborate on projects?
Take the time to talk about the tools and technology you’re using with the people who will be using them every day.
You should also show how much you trust and value your employees. You will be rewarded in the long run with a loyal and productive team.
Do you need assistance in locating the best tools and technology for your specific type of business? We can help – just get in touch.